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I Was Just Thinking … About Strengthening Faith

Paul’s sole objective was to work so that people’s faith in the Lord might develop and make progress. In Philippians 1:25 he said, “I will again be with you so that your faith (and resulting joy) might increase.” The faith of these Philippian Christians was already quite advanced. Every time Paul remembered them, he thanked … Continue reading

Team #4—Purifying Love

“I will dwell in them and walk among them. I will be their God, and they shall be my people. … I will welcome you. I will be a father to you.” Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. … Continue reading

I Was Just Thinking … About Defeating Covetousness

The Bible teaches that certain attitudes of mind and heart give Satan a foothold in our lives. For example, Ephesians 4:26–27 says that to allow anger against others to persist is to give place to the devil. 2 Corinthians 10:4–5 urges us to cast down all those attitudes (“arguments”) which scorn the knowledge of God. … Continue reading

Success #3—The Means of Success

Moses said, “Meditate on these instructions day and night, so that you will be careful to do according to all that is written; for then you will make your way prosperous and have success.” Joshua 1:8 Sometimes we pay attention to the last words of great people—especially if they are old—hoping to hear a snippet … Continue reading

I Was Just Thinking … About Being More Than Conquerors

According to Romans 8:37 we are “more than conquerors through him who loved us.” While studying this passage with a class I taught, the question came up: How is it possible to be more than a conqueror? We understand what if means to win against an opponent, but how is it possible to do more … Continue reading

I Was Just Thinking … about Conditions for Peace

Everyone wants to experience what Philippians 4:7 calls “the peace of God which passes understanding.” God’s peace “passes understanding” in that it keeps our hearts peaceful and calm even though we understand perfectly well that there is no human or natural way that we can be extricated from some difficulty that threatens our future. Philippians … Continue reading

I Was Just Thinking … About Enjoying Blessings

Have you ever taken inventory of the blessings that we have in Christ? It would be a long list! Three of the items on your list would surely be: (1) the promise of Psalm 50:15 that if we call upon God in the day of trouble, he will deliver us, so that we might glorify … Continue reading

I WAS JUST THINKING … ABOUT AVOIDING MULTIPLIED SORROWS

Psalm 16:4 says, “Those who choose another god multiply their sorrows.” We all want to avoid the multiplication of sorrows. For sorrows to multiply is dangerous because “by sorrow of heart the spirit is broken” (Proverbs 15:13), and a broken spirit is far worse than even a debilitating physical ailment. “A person’s spirit will endure … Continue reading

I Was Just Thinking … About Instructions For Life

Wisdom is a priceless commodity which enables us to make the decisions that will build a foun­dation for rest, peace, and joy tomorrow. We ourselves lack the resources for knowing how to live wisely. But Christ has all the treasures of wisdom (Colossians 2:3), and God has made Christ to be our wisdom (1 Corinthians … Continue reading

Patience #8—The Praise of Patience

He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your judgment as the noonday. Therefore rest in the Eternal and wait patiently for him. Psalm 37:6 O wise and gracious God, every moment of my life comes from you. You have woven the tapestry of my days with infinite care and skill. The colors … Continue reading